The next stop on our adventure is Cheow Lan Lake. The lake is manmade and is a reservoir for a hydroelectric plant. The people who used to live in the villages that are now flooded, are the people who own and run the floating bungalows. The Lake is part of a larger national park system, called Khao Sok National Park. Thailand actually supports 77 separate national parks, all within a country the size of Wyoming. In comparison, the United States only has 59 national parks.
I may have gone a bit trigger-happy with the camera in regards to the scenery. It has been unbelievably gorgeous. Lindsey described the park as like the setting from the movie Jurassic Park and it is very true! The lake looks like dinosaurs should inhabit it. Instead, there are gibbons, Indian bison, elephants, and many more. On our evening safari, we were lucky enough to see Indian bison twice. The Indian bison are the number one most endangered animal in Thailand.
Over all, the lake is beautiful and the water is the perfect temperature.